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Quick signature needed for teens fighting for equal pay for equal work in WA!

January 29, 2015
I’m flat out inspired. Teens in Washington State are coming forward, standing up, and speaking out for fair pay. Here’s what some of them have to say: “Fair pay is extremely important to me as I start to think about my future. I’m starting to think about college and possible careers. My friends and...
Kristin's picture

We need your voice TODAY to raise the minimum wage!

January 26, 2015
The voters and the President are all on board about raising the wage. Now we need YOU to convince Congress!!
Elyssa Koidin Schmier's picture

End of Mad Men Pay

April 8, 2014
I am proud to support President Barack Obama's executive orders to promote and protect equal pay for women. The first executive order would protect federal employees who share salary information with one another. The second executive order will instruct the Secretary of Labor to create regulations...
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For Many The Wage Gap Starts at Home

April 8, 2014
More than fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, the gender-based wage gap has only shrunk by 17.6 cents and it is predicted to take another fifty years until it disappears. Today is Equal Pay Day, the day we acknowledge a woman needs to work a year and three months to earn what a man...
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Making Women’s History: From Patsy Mink to Paycheck Fairness

April 8, 2014
I was a bit surprised by the lack of coverage for Women’s History Month this year, particularly in the state where I live, since so many women who improved the lives of working families were pivotal to Hawaii's history. It is essential that we continue to remember these women. While many people are...
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My Experience as a Restaurant Worker #LivingOffTips

February 14, 2014
Last year I worked at a chain restaurant, one that will remain undisclosed. It was a nice establishment, the kind that makes the same food no matter what location you go to, and is consistently lauded for their attention to customers' needs. I took the job in order to pay for my college education...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food Workers + Living Wage #LivingOffTips

February 14, 2014
Valentine's Day is the highest grossing day of the year for the restaurant industry. According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurants are expected to serve a whooping 70 million diners for Valentine’s Day . While restaurants reap the benefits, their servers are earning poverty wages...
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TAKE ACTION: GM's Mary Barra and fair pay

February 7, 2014
Wouldn't be nice if all of the 72 million working women in America had journalists hunting down information to reveal if they were getting paid less than their male colleagues for the same work? Last night, the social media sphere exploded with news that GM’s first female CEO, Mary Barra , was...
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Anticipation: Snow Day and Fair Workplace Policies

February 5, 2014
What a difference a day makes! Tuesday, Jan. 28, was filled with joyful anticipation and dread as kids and parents in North Carolina prepared for the arrival of snow. Parents planned for daycare, food and stocked up on firewood and batteries, while children dreamed of snowmen, sledding and a...
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TAKE ACTION: Let’s talk about what women are paid

January 24, 2014
Want to make a difference? All it takes is a phone, an ear, and a few minutes. Today, American women are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men (with mothers and women of color experiencing increased wage hits). Nine out of ten American workers don’t have paid family leave (maternity...
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